[Jesus said] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13 ESV)
Hymn ELH 524:1,6 In Thee, Lord, Have I Put My Trust
In Thee, Lord, have I put my trust;
Leave me not helpless in the dust;
Let me not be confounded.
Let in Thy Word My faith, O Lord,
Be always firmly grounded.
With Thee, Lord, have I cast my lot;
O faithful God, forsake me not,
To Thee my soul commending.
Lord, be my Stay, Lead Thou the way
Now and when life is ending.
Heavenly Father, thank You for all those who give their lives that others may live in peace here on earth. Thank you especially for Your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for eternal peace between God and man. In His name I pray. Amen.